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Salt build up on spinner

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Flipper, Nov 29, 2014.

  1. Flipper

    Flipper PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,180

    On one of my Snoway V boxes I am having trouble with the salt building up on the spinner to the point where the fins are covered and it wont broadcast out. I have to stop and pick it out before performance returns. Only happens with one spreader. Salt all comes from same pile and v-boxes are tarped. Anyone have any ideas?
  2. xjoedirt55x

    xjoedirt55x Senior Member
    Messages: 104

    Could it have something to do with your spinner picking up moisture from the road? Does it sit any higher/lower than the rest of your fleet?

    Just a thought
  3. nicktw25

    nicktw25 Member
    from Woods
    Messages: 30

    I have a similar situation with my SnoWay 6 cu. ft tailgate spreader. I think mine is more of a design flaw. When you pour salt into the hopper, it goes all the way down until it hits the spreader. Which kind of clogs itself in a way. Which going from job site to job site, hitting bumps and going through turns all of the salt falls off the spreader. Seems like I'm wasting a lot of salt..... thought about welding a mini auger onto the drive shaft..
  4. maxwell

    maxwell Member
    from nw ohio
    Messages: 59

    It could be that the spinner is running at a lower rpm and not cleaning itself
    or could it be a little rusty or pitted allowing the material to stick to it? Just some things I've seen...